The Thanks-4-Giving Fun Run has launched!

Dear Seneca Street Families,

The Seneca Street PTO is excited to launch our new fundraiser, the Thanks-4-Giving Fun Run! Teachers have been given fundraising packets to distribute to students that include a pledge sheet attached to a collection envelope and further information about the fundraiser.

Unlike sales-based fundraisers, nearly 100% of the donations will directly benefit our school (10% of online donations are retained by 99Pledges to cover the costs of credit card and PayPal transaction fees). This is a fantastic opportunity for you, your family, and your friends to have an enormous impact on our school.

With profits benefiting our school instead of being split with a business, it is entirely possible that this single fundraiser could cover our costs for this year, and into the next. To achieve that goal, we need everyone’s help.


Please help your student(s) safely collect donations from people you know. You can also help by sharing your student’s online donation link by e-mail or on Facebook. If you are reading this and you do not know a student, you can donate directly to our school! Our donation deadline is Friday, November 30th.

Students will participate in the run itself during regularly scheduled gym classes on November 16th, 19th, and 20th. Coach D’Arcangelis is working on making the run part fun for the kids. If you are available to help during the school day on any of the Fun Run days, please let us know–we need a few volunteers to help tally laps and take photos. By the way: students can continue to seek donations even after they have run their laps–Thanksgiving is a great time to talk to relatives!

For every $20 they raise, kids will receive an entry into our prize raffles. If they reach a higher prize level, they still keep their lower raffle tickets for another chance if they don’t win. We have an amazing selection of prizes to give away thanks to our generous donors: WonderWorks at Destiny USA, Sky Zone Syracuse, YMCA of the Tri-Valley, The Fireside Cafe, Get Air Syracuse, 5 Wits at Destiny USA, Ye Olde Pizza Pub, and Big Don’s Wild River. In order to qualify for prizes, cash and check donations must be returned to school by November 30th.

We’re excited to see what our school can achieve when we work together. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you for your support,

The Seneca Street PTO